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The RAFS (triple nested NGM and OI) were implemented in 1985. The Eta model, designed with advanced ﬁnite differences, step-mountain coordinates, and physical parameterizations, was implemented in 1993, with the same 80-km horizontal resolution as the NGM. It was denoted “early” because of a short data cut-off. The resolution was increased to 48 km, and a ﬁrst “mesoscale” version with 29 km and reduced coverage was implemented in 1995. A cloud prognostic scheme was implemented in 1995, and a new land-surface parameterization in 1996.
Note that the human forecasts are on the average signiﬁcantly more skillful than the numerical guidance, but it is the improvement in NWP forecasts that drives the improvements in the subjective forecasts. 6 Nonhydrostatic mesoscale models The hydrostatic approximation involves neglecting vertical accelerations in the vertical equation of motion, compared to gravitational acceleration. This is a very good approximation, even in stratiﬁed ﬂuids, as long as horizontal scales of motion are larger than the vertical scales.
Courtesy of R. ) Dashes indicate the control forecast. 1 Historical overview of numerical weather prediction 30 in the equatorial central and eastern Paciﬁc Ocean, and cold phases (La Ni˜na episodes) with cold anomalies. NCEP started performing multiseasonal predictions with coupled comprehensive atmosphere–ocean models in 1995, and ECMWF did so in 1997. A single atmospheric forecast forced with the SST anomalies would not be useful beyond the ﬁrst week or so, when unpredictable weather variability would mask the forced atmospheric anomalies.